Cardiology Research, ISSN 1923-2829 print, 1923-2837 online, Open Access
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Volume 2, Number 6, December 2011, pages 310-312

Heart in An Eggshell Calcification: Idiopathic Calcific Constrictive Pericarditis


Figure 1.
Figure 1. Chest roentgenogram showed normal cardiac size with calcification of the pericardium (arrows).
Figure 2.
Figure 2. TTE showed multiple spindle-like extensive calcifications in myocardium (arrows). Tissue Doppler imaging revealed E’-velocity of the septal mitral annulus was 8 cm/s.
Figure 3.
Figure 3. Multi-detector CT demonstrated heavy eggshell calcification encircling the heart.